Issue details

Second Home Council Tax Premium

The Levelling-up and Regeneration Act came into force on 26 October 2023. The Act allows Council's to charge higher Council Tax on properties that are defined as long term empty homes and properties that are only occupied occasionally (second homes).
The additional charge is intended to encourage owners to bring properties back into use and could boost the supply of properties in the borough.

Decision type: Key

Reason Key: Affects more than 1 ward;

Decision status: Recommendations Approved

Wards affected: (All Wards);

Notice of proposed decision first published: 06/02/2024

Decision due: 13 Mar 2024 by Cabinet

Decision due: 27 Mar 2024 by Full Council

Considered on: 11 Mar 2024 by Overview and Scrutiny Commission

Lead member: Leader of the Council

Contact: Carolin Martlew, Head of Corporate Finance Email:


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